Donald Trump wants to have a flashy military parade that will cost over $90 million, while there are still veterans on the streets looking for a home. The president was planning on having his parade on Veterans Day, but that plan has been pushed back, the Pentagon announced on Thursday.
According to Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning, Trump’s parade will have to be postponed and might not be held until 2019.
“The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America’s military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I. We originally targeted November 10, 2018, for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019,” Manning said.
The Pentagon’s announcement came hours after the Defense Department released an official statement revealing that the event would cost $92 million, including $50 million from the Pentagon and $42 million from interagency partners.
Most of Americans are opposed to having a military parade, with recent polls showing that 61 percent of voters are opposed to the idea. And only 26 percent of voters actually support the plan.